Corporation Diaries

BRO: R/AC1/1/2

p 2 (29 October)


At this daye Iames Shiler <...> musicions complayned that <...> Phillipp Godderd beinge forren <...> quality of musicions within thes to<...> to the great damage of the freeman of the facultye. °P Godderd was forbidden & willed to return to his <...>° And that Iames Belgrove enterteyneth then against the governement &c Iames Shiler ‸⸢agreed that Iames Belgrove shall tak place <...>⸣promised Belgrove to haue a Cloke to weare within the towne at all tymes of their playe, or ells he shall haue a cloke he payeng vj d. a weeke & keepinge company with them./ for his share


  • Footnotes
    • <...>: up to 22 characters lost to tear
    • <...>: up to 22 characters lost to tear
    • <...>: up to 22 characters lost to tear
    • <...>: up to 16 characters lost to tear
    • <...>: characters faded
    • tak place: 'take his place' Reading Records, vol 2, p 104
  • Endnote

    The folio is a fragment only. The entry is in the top right- hand corner of the surviving page and badly worn away at the edges. As much as twenty-two characters per line in the first four lines of text have been lost to a tear in the top right corner. James Shylard (Shiler) was made freeman in 1620 (see BRO: R/RF1/1, f 90). He died in 1630. His will was written on 5 July 1630 and probated 8 October. His total estate of £8 1s 8d was left to his son Richard (BRO: D/A 1/118/142a).

  • Document Description

    Record title: Corporation Diaries
    Repository: BRO
    Shelfmark: R/AC1/1/2
    Repository location: Reading

    R/AC1/1/2–4 are not elegant books. The writing is hurried and the jottings often seem to have been made at random.

    Oct 1622–Oct 1628; English; paper; ii + 183 + ii; modern foliation and pagination; 320mm x 220mm; heavily damaged from damp and repaired; bound in boards covered with white imitation parchment, title on front cover: 'Borough of Reading | Corporation Diary | commencing | October 1622 | ending | October 1628 | No | 1.'

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